Sunday, January 9, 2022

Lone Star Back. . .Pieced!!

Finished pieced back
I took a different approach piecing the back for the Lone Star. I started with the leftover fabrics from the front. I knew I'd have to add some fabric; but, I didn't realize how much more I would need! Usually, I begin with the smallest scraps and work my way up to the larger scraps. 

This time,  I began with the big chunks. My goal was to build a back that was about 108 inches long by 88 inches wide. I dug through my stash and found a leaf print, 3/4 of yard of a red tone on tone, a quarter of a yard of a gold print and a quarter of a yard of another green print. I liked incorporating the three extra geese blocks that I didn't use on the front. 

At the end of the day, I had pieced the back. I figure there is about five and three quarters yards of stash in this back which includes the fabric for the sleeve. When I was trying to calculate how much fabric I needed, I found that there was a post about how to calculate yardage on the Missouri Star blog which was helpful. Regarding that quilt sleeve, I did save enough of the green print that I used on the front to make a sleeve. 

Next month, I'll get it layered and pin basted! This was goal
number four on my January list.

This week, I also stitched a wonky/crazy house block for the outgoing president of the Mt. Hood Quilters guild. I went with a stilt house at the shore. The block measurers 6.5 inches square. This was goal number 14 on my January list.

I'm linking to Cynthia and Oh Scrap and Quilting is More Fun Than Housework.


Diane-crewe said...

I am always amazed at just how much fabric is needed for the back .. it never seems that much for the front!! lol x well done

Kathy S. said...

Oh I LOVE your pieced back! Nicely done.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your pieced back is amazing, Terry! I've been working on a pieced back for a much smaller quilt this afternoon - it's like making another quilt! Looking forward to seeing your Lone Star finish.